Ambient Covers Album

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In the feature Vince and creative partner Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 also revealed that they were confident a set of
Erasure covers recorded by the duo with Andy Bell and a violin player in an electronic ambient style would see the light of day at some point in the near future.

(taken from the Quietus interview)

This really sounds interesting and exciting and just goes to show Erasure can get up to all sorts of stuff without us knowing,with so many projects going on this looks like its going to be a great year for fans.


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This is still another release we are waiting to be let out of the vaults.
What’s going on?
This was the only thing not put into the ‘House Of Illustrious’ 10 disc Boxset.

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I have a feeling that Vince is working on some Neon ambient tracks for Andy to work on some vocal treatments


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EIS Archive-

10 Sept : Erasure Perform Private Concert
ArtworkErasure performed a concert at a private function last Monday. The event was strictly for employees and guests of the multimedia company that was holding the event, and so we could unfortunately not announce it in advance or arrange for any fans to attend.
The show was in two parts. The first part, of roughly an hour and a half in duration, was a live performance of ambient electronica by Vince Clarke and Martyn Ware, not dissimilar in style to their 'Pretentious' and 'Spectrum Pursuit Vehicle' albums.
The show was performed using the 3-d Lake Huron surround system utilised on those albums, with Vince and Martyn on a rotating stage at the centre of the performance arena. This set also included a brief rendition of the 'Doctor Who' theme and variations on Erasure's '91 Steps'. Vince was, typically, in drag throughout.
For the second part, of roughly half an hour in duration, Vince and Martyn were joined on stage by Andy Bell. They then ran through a selection of Erasure songs, each one performed against a backdrop of ambient electronica, omitting the drums, the bassline and much of the original arrangements in favour of something more strange and experimental. The songs performed were: 'Alien', 'Sometimes', 'Ship Of Fools', 'Oh L'Amour', 'Stop!', 'A Little Respect' and Yazoo's 'Only You'.
Given the 3-dimensional nature of much of the music, the show could not be conventionally recorded and so is very unlikely to be given a commercial CD or video release. The event was a one-off and there are sadly no plans for Erasure to give a repeat performance, either publicly or privately.
However, given the enthusiastic reception their received and the band's own enjoyment of the performance, it does make the possibility of future Erasure concerts more likely.


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Pughie wrote: Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:26 pm ...the show could not be conventionally recorded and so is very unlikely to be given a commercial CD or video release.
What was interesting about the phrasing of this I think was the suggestion that maybe it WAS recorded, just not "conventionally''. So perhaps that means it was recorded 'unconventionally' then?

It also implies the show WAS perhaps filmed - why even mention video if it wasn't? If it wasn't filmed, then surely the EIS could have just said so? For example it could have said something like "Unfortunately, as it was a private show, the performance was neither recorded or filmed". But it doesn't!

"Unlikely" is not the same as "never"!


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